LibriVox recording of The Coming of Bill, by P.G. Wodehouse.
The Coming of Bill tells the story of Kirk Winfield, his marriage to Ruth, and their child called Bill. Bill's upbringing is threatened by the interference of Ruth's busybody writer aunt, Mrs Lora Delane Porter. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
December 7, 2011 Subject:
Not your typical Wodehouse book
Kirk and Ruth are a perfect match in Aunt Porter's mind. They are both perfect physical specimens. So, she brings them together. But Ruth's dad doesn't like Kirk, who he sees as a lazy ne'er-do-well, so he cuts both of them out of his life.
Ruth and Kirk don't mind overmuch. They have a simple life, and a lovely little boy. But then, Kirk's inheritance starts to run out, so he must find a way to support the lifestyle he wants Ruth to have. This leads to complications aplenty, and threatens the marriage of Kirk and Ruth.
This is a more emotional story than the usual satire of the Wodehouse book, but it still has a few laughs, and some deep thoughts as well.
Don Jenkins does a great job with this story; the recordings are excellent. Enjoy!